The IK Small Cap II fund who is advised by the German financial investor IK Investment Partners acquires the SCHEMA Group. SCHEMA is a leading developer and provider of software solutions for demanding product- and process-related content.The software sector team of CatCap advised IK Investment Partners as M[&]A advisor throughout the auction process until the final deal execution of the transaction and worked in close cooperation with the team of IK.
The acquisition of SCHEMA represents IK’s second investment in the DACH region for the in 2018 newly established IK Small Cap II Fund. IK will work with the founders and SCHEMA’s management to accelerate the company’s organic growth strategy in its existing and new markets and will continue to invest in its operations, product development, and sales activities.
Marcus Kesseler, Founder of SCHEMA, commented:” IK shares our vision for the future strategic roadmap and opportunities of SCHEMA. Their support and experience will be a true value add for our success and we look forward to working together with IK to continuously develop the company and its product offering.”
Nils Pohlmann, Partner at IK Investment Partners and advisor to the IK Small Cap II Fund said: “SCHEMA is an innovative niche market leader addressing global trends which will become fundamentally important to every company. Its impressive blue-chip and loyal client base demonstrates SCHEMA’s success in providing efficiency and cost benefits to its customers. We are excited to support the Company’s growth and expansion strategy going forward and to work closely with the founders and its strong management team.”